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Animal Assisted Therapy: Do you deliver it? If so, what’s your perspective?

We have been approached by a student from the University of Northampton who is looking to interview a number of therapists who are are currently delivering Animal Assisted Therapy to children and young people. If you are able to help please contact the student on the contact details below. Please note: The Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS) takes no responsibility for this research, and any queries or issues,must be directed to the researcher themselves. Continue reading

Can you spare some time to help researchers from the University of Edinburgh?

Do you work in an organisation that delivers animal welfare/cruelty prevention interventions to children and young people? Would you have some time to help researchers from the University of Edinburgh to identify how best to educate children about animal welfare and prevent cruelty through the completion of two online questionnaires? Continue reading

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People & Animals Networking Day – Friday 20 September 2019

If you are coming along to our 2019 Conference on Saturday 21 September 2019, why not combine it with a visit to nearby People & Animals Networking day on Friday 20 September 2019? 

People & Animals UK are a Community Interest Company, specialising in providing Animal-Assisted Interventions in the form of therapy, education, activities, as well as practical training and professional networking days since 2013. Continue reading

SCAS 2019 Conference Now Open for Registration

The Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS) is delighted to announce that its 2019 conference, ‘Companion Animals and Us: One Welfare’, is now open for registration. To be held on Saturday 21 September 2019 at The College of Animal Welfare in Cambridgeshire, if you are passionate about the relationship between humans and animals, this conference is for you! Continue reading

Research Request: AAI therapists wanted for research project

We have been approached by a student from the University of Liverpool who is looking to interview a number of therapists who are are using Animal Assisted Interventions. If you are able to help please contact the student on the contact details below. Please note: The Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS) takes no responsibility for this research, and any queries or issues,must be directed to the researcher themselves.   Continue reading

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A Dog in School – How do we plan for that?

Speaking at a recent conference about the need to improve young people’s sense of wellbeing, Sir Anthony Seldon was quoted as saying ‘Every school should have a dog or another pet to reduce stress in the classroom’ and that it is ‘a powerfully cost-effective way of helping children feel more secure at schools’. Sir Anthony has been a longstanding advocate of the need for schools and universities to pay much more attention to mental health and the emotional wellbeing of pupils. Continue reading